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Canadian Living - - Contents - We test-drove Phyto RE30 in our We Tried It on­line se­ries. Check out the re­sults at cana­di­an­liv­ing.com/wetriedit.

We help read­ers re­solve three style dilem­mas

Q How do I wear neon with­out look­ing too sporty or ju­nior?

With the resur­gence of all things ’80s, neon colours have made their way back into fash­ion’s favour. Don­ning a flu­o­res­cent hue can be daunt­ing for the colour averse, but it’s man­age­able in small hits; think ear­rings, bags, hats and shoes— though not all at once. Feel­ing con­fi­dent? Use neon as an un­der­pin­ning, as we did with this dress, then layer with black, grey and oxblood in struc­tured shapes for a cool yet so­phis­ti­cated look.

Q Can I cam­ou­flage grey hair with­out re­sort­ing to dye?

For a quick fix, try a root touch-up prod­uct (like L’oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Tem­po­rary Gray Con­cealer Spray, $13.50, lo­re­al­paris.ca), which de­posits colour pig­ments at the roots. But if you re­ally want to turn back time, we sug­gest this first-ofits-kind in­no­va­tion from Phyto Paris: Phyto RE30 boosts pig­men­ta­tion by ac­ti­vat­ing melanin syn­the­sis and trans­fer­ring it to the hair shaft. It pro­tects against fu­ture grey hairs, too; dur­ing clin­i­cal tri­als, af­ter three months, greys were re­duced by 30 per­cent. PHYTO PARIS Phyto RE30, $59, phyto-canada.ca.

Q Do you have any tips for ap­ply­ing blush?

There are two things that re­ally mat­ter: place­ment and blend­ing. For the lat­ter, be sure to blur the edges of your blush so it looks seam­less with your foun­da­tion. For the for­mer, RoseMarie Swift, founder of RMS Beauty, of­fers her ad­vice. “Don’t go be­low the nos­trils,” she rec­om­mends. “Blush has to lift the cheek­bones up.” Plac­ing the prod­uct too low pulls the face down, em­pha­siz­ing grav­ity’s ef­fects; plac­ing it higher will help dis­tract from un­der-eye bags and give the il­lu­sion of lift. RMS BEAUTY Lip2cheek, $45, the­bay.com.

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